Detection of disseminated tumor cells in patients with gynecological cancers.

@article{Fehm2006DetectionOD,
  title={Detection of disseminated tumor cells in patients with gynecological cancers.},
  author={Tanja N. Fehm and Sven Becker and Cornelia Bachmann and Vance P. Beck and Gerhard Gebauer and Malgorzata J. Banys and Diethelm Wallwiener and Erich Franz Solomayer},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={942-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The presence of disseminated tumor cells (DTC) in breast cancer patients is associated with poor prognosis. However, there are limited data about the prevalence and prognostic impact of DTC in patients with gynecological tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of DTC in the bone marrow (BM) of patients with gynecological cancers and to correlate their presence with established prognostic factors. METHODS BM aspirates of 201 patients with primary ovarian (n=69… CONTINUE READING